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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - April 2015 Challenge - Under the Sea

Thank you to all those crafters that entered last months' challenge.
As mentioned anyone that entered that used an image from the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Etsy Store would get a second entry into the draw. 

The winner of 2 digital images from the Etsy Store is:
No 28 and that card has been created by Gloria Shirr.  This is  the card that Gloria made:
Congratulations Gloria.  Please pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Etsy Store and e-mail me with your choice of 2 images.  Make sure you take your Monthly Challenge Winner badge from the sidebar to add to your blog.
As mentioned in the post on 1 November 2014, there is now an "Artist's Choice Award" every month.  To be in with a chance of winning this award you need to use one of Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps from her Etsy Store for your card/creation.  At the end of the month Ching-Chou Kuik will look at all those cards/creations using one of her digital stamps from the Etsy Store and pick one winner that will get the "Artist's Choice Award" and will also get to pic 3 digital stamps of their choice from the Etsy Store.

Ching-Chou Kuik certainly had a lot of beautiful cards/creations to choose from but the winner of the "Artist's Choice Award is No 10:
and that card is by Eileen.  Congratulations Eileen.

Please pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Etsy Store and e-mail me with your choice of 5 images.  Make sure you take your Monthly Challenge Winner badge from the sidebar to add to your blog.

As mentioned last month we are now going to have a Guest Designer join us for the monthly challenge from May 2015 onwards.

Out of the names that said they would like to be considered in being a Guest Designer, the lucky winner for the Guest Designer for May 2015 is Pat K and this is the lovely card that she created:
Congratulations Pat.  Please e-mail me so that I can give you details of the May Challenge so that you can work out what image you would like to use for the challenge as a "thank you" for being the Guest Designer.

For those that were not lucky there is always next month.
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Today sees the start of another challenge.

For the month of April 2015 the challenge is "Under the Sea".

Don't forget if you would like to be a Guest Designer for a forthcoming challenge please remember to add "GDT" after you name in the InLinkz or add a comment in the comment box.

Here are some creations from the Design Team to give you some inspiration:

Alica
Using the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Magic Wish"

Anthony
Using the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp called "Scarlet Lips".

Dianne

Using the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Sinking Moon"

Karina

Using the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Pansy Mermaid"

Kym
Using the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Magic Wish"

Linda
Using the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Exotic Ocean Fantasy"

Vannessa
Using the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Moon Journey"
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The "rules" of the monthy challenge are very basic and can be found in the blog sidebar or in a page at the top of the blog.

It would be lovely if you could play along with the challenge this month.
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You might or might not be aware but they have been some stunning additions to the Etsy Store recently and these include:
 This image is called "Purple Dragonfly".
This image is called "Sweet and Fragrant".
 This image is called "Spring Sakura".
This image is called "Clover Fairy".
The image is called "Swing in Spring".
The image is called "Here with Me".
This image is called "Magic Wish".
This image is called "Spring Dreaming".
This image is called "Love Garden"
This image is called "Heart of Spring".
This image is called "Hello Magnolia".

There is an amazing array of beautiful digital stamps in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.

Why don't you pop on over and take a look?

There is also a Facebook Group where all new members are very welcome. The Facebook Group can be found HERE.  Here crafters will share their creations made with a Ching-Chou Kuik image.  On the Facebook Group there will also be the details of the monthly Facebook Challenge and details of any sales etc.
Over at Kit and Clowder you will find details of various on-line classes that you can buy and participate in.  Ching-Chou Kuik is one of the sponsors.  At the moment the various classes are as follows:

Alcohol Markers - Skin and Hair Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Clothing Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Lightsource Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - All About Animals Class
Alcohol Markers - Creative Confidence Class
Alcohol Markers - Whimsical Class
Watercolours - Distress Ink Class
Pencils - Perfecting Pencils Class 

If you want to find out a bit more about colouring techniques pop on over to Kit and Clowder and have a look.

Don't forget if you would like to be a Guest Designer for a forthcoming challenge please remember to add "GDT" after you name in the InLinkz or add a comment in the comment box.


10 comments:

Granmargaret said...

Congratulations to the winners. Thank you for another challenge. Lovely cards by the design team.

coldwaters2 said...

I would like to congratulate the DT on producing some incredibly beautiful work, very inspirational.
hugs
lorraine x

Eileen said...

WOW thank you so much Ching Chou for choosing my card as your artists choice. Congratulations Pat your card was beautiful, especially love how you coloured the dog.
Now to start a new card for the next challenge :)
Eileen x

Eileen said...

OOps forgot to say congratulations to Gloria too, and wonderful inspiration from the DT.... too excited :)

Pat K said...

I'm thrilled to see that I get to be the 1st guest designer....thank you so much for the honour. Congratulations to all the winners. hugs, Pat K x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card. I am so excited! What a lovely surprise! I can't wait to choose two more images. I have been buying them like crazy! I just need more time to create with them. LOL! Congrats to Eileen and to Pat as well. Have a fabulous day! Hugs. Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Fabulous creations by the DT! Thanks for the wonderful challenges and inspiration! Have a terrific day! Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

aussie aNNie said...

DT Rocks with your inspirational work.xxhttp://thejourneyisthestart.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/scarlet-lips.html

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

I had forgotten to enter my card twice; since it is an image from the Etsy shop; so I did that just now. Love this image. So much fun to work with. Thanks for the challenges. Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Elena F said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Would be fantastic made another project for you as a GD in future. Thanks. Elena.